Wingard, Saskatchewan

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Wingard, Saskatchewan
Weingarten (Danish)
Unincorporated community
Wingard, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Wingard, Saskatchewan
Wingard, Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 52°33′17″N 106°14′43″W / 52.5547°N 106.2452°W / 52.5547; -106.2452
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
Region Central
Census division 15
Rural Municipality Duck Lake
Established 1882
Government
 • Governing body Duck Lake No. 463
 • Reeve Raymond Gauthier
 • Administrator Amanda Harris
Time zone CST
Postal code S0K 1J0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 692
[1][2][3][4]

Wingard is an unincorporated community in Duck Lake No. 436, Saskatchewan, Canada. Wingard is seven miles northeast of Fort Carlton and twelve miles northwest of Duck Lake.

History[edit]

Wingard history dates back to 1882 when Danish settler Nels Peterson established a farm at the site along the North Saskatchewan River a short distance from Fort Carlton. Peterson named the settlement "Weingarten" which is Danish for "Wine Garden", but later English and Anglo-Metis settlers anglicized the name to "Wingard."

During the Northwest Rebellion of 1885, Peterson and the other settlers fled to Prince Albert to escape Gabriel Dumont's victorious rebels after the Battle of Duck Lake, alongside the retreating North-West Mounted Police and Prince Albert Volunteers. They later returned to the community following the Battle of Batoche.

Wingard Ferry is the only remaining ferry on the North Saskatchewan between The Battlefords and Prince Albert. The first ferry was established by Nels Peterson in 1895, prior to that boats and scows had been used to cross the river.

Today Wingard consists of little more than a ferry, an Anglican Church, and cemetery.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System, archived from the original on November 21, 2008 
  3. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency 
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line 

External links[edit]

  • Where the River Runs: Stories of the Saskatchewan and the People Drawn to its Shores, Victor Carl Friesen, 2001, Fifth House Ltd., Calgary AB
  • What's in a Name: The Story Behind Saskatchewan Place Names, Third Edition, E.T. Russell, 1997, Fifth House Ltd., Calgary AB

Coordinates: 52°55′47″N 106°24′52″W / 52.92972°N 106.41444°W / 52.92972; -106.41444